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“Tranquility” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Bamileke
Ranked #284 of 1,171 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Farnham Royal
1 review
“Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My wife & I stayed here for 4 nights and it was absolutely lovely. Very peaceful & quiet - just what we needed! However, to get here is another matter - as it's hidden away in little alleys and not so easy for the first time traveller. You can ask almost anyone within the square (who's a local) and they'd be happy to guide you - some will charge for this service so pay no more than 20-25 MDH. We were ripped off (but I won't say how much).

Breakfast was the same every day, so do venture out into the streets to find an alternative. The staff were extremely helpful & friendly and even offered maps as well as take you out to some of the local tourist sites. The maid was also helpful and I had to dig out my school French to have a basic (& I mean a very basic conversation) with her.

We occupied the ground floor room (one of the largest) and it was quite spacious and very clean. There was an oil heater that we had to use all night as it did get cold (well it would around beginning of February).

Overall a great experience that we'd love to do again.

Room Tip: We occupied the larger of the ground floor room's. Bear in mind that the A/C doesn't work (I...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here in May 2011 for 4 nights. Tge riad is a hidden gem- literally- took a while to find it. Wooden doors that lead into a peaceful and beautiful riad. Staff were helpful and gave us maps and told us how to around. Breakfast was limited. Short walking distance to the square. We stayed in the ground floor suite...it was beautiful!!!

The airconditioner in the room was not working- oil needed changing we were told. They bought us a pedestal fan which I was happy with.

The raid is peaceful and it was so nice to escape to from the busy square and souks. It was so nice staying here. We would definately return.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Thank Blanca D
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Before you arrive, make sure you email for the current phone number for directions or hire one of the men with acluggage cart at the entrance to guide you to the riad.

Hidden down a quiet path the Marrakech medina but not far from the noisy circus -like entrance to the medina, you find a wooden door that opens to a quiet elegant Bed & Breakfast Bamileke. A large open courtyard With palm tree, lounge area. The rooms are spacious with stunning arabic designs in tikes and wood

The staff is warm, welcoming and when i was there, spoke Italian as well as French and English. The riad can connect you to tours - a day each at a besutiful mountain waterfall in the Berber community of Ourika, a trip to Essouira on the Atlantic and orher adventures,

Breakfast comes with the price of the room. The riad also serves dinner on a roofip terrace overlooking the medina - and will recommend nearby liw cost high quality places such as the Berber restaurant Cafe Brahin

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank WinterBeachBum
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malta
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I didn't believe that in a city like Marrakech you can find a corner where the world will stop. Riad Bamileke is the place. I recommend the raid for couples, less for families. Very nice enjoyed it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank gafa
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Stayed again at this Riad, this time with a friend.
It is so true that the people running a place, make it. The Riad's manager - a young & keen Moroccan man - makes you feel welcome from the minute you step into the Riad. He is so attentive, helpful and nothing is too much trouble for you. As I had been at the Riad ca. a year ago, it felt I was finding a friend again. Also my friend from England was impressed by how thoughtful and considerate he was towards us and other guests .

We had lovely breakfasts on the terrace and, later in the day, enjoyed the hot sun and cool shade during long siestas and breaks from 'heavy' shopping with a view of rooftops. A long w/e (friday eve to late sunday) and we felt we had gone further away and longer than we actually had.

It is a shame the owners - a month on and having been asked twice - have still not provided me with a receipt of payment, since this time, the Riad had not been provided with a receipt book to give one at time of payment. As I was on a business trip it is very important to me to be able to justify all my expenses for tax purposes.

Room Tip: Try to get the larger rooms on the further side of the alley, as they are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank CraftsoftheWorld
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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

I found this Riad on this website and it was absolutely lovely, i love what they've done with the decoration, it feels very homely and was comfortable. The staff are really friendly and its in a really good location. Stayed for 2 nights before heading to Mirleft and then on the last night we had planned to stay here but they didnt have room for us so we stayed in one of their other Riads which had a small swimming pool inside which was lovely. They also offered us a hammam which was very enjoyable. Thank you so much for making our stay in Marrakech so enjoyable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Georgie S
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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

The house architecture is really interesting and very comfortable. The perfect relaxation time needed if you visit Marrakech. The location is good, just 5 minutes walking (really 5 minutes or less) from Jemaa El Fna. There is a terrase in the roof where you can lay down and see the stars. We stayed in 2 rooms and both were really good, super clean, sort of romantic and perfect to have a great rest without any anoying sound. The hostess were really nice, they speak english, french, spanish and some other.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank gengstrom
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Property: Riad Bamileke
Address: 17, Derb Dabachi Derb Jemaa, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #284 of 1,171 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Dar Bamileke is a Guest house located in the heart of the medina of Marrakech, just a few minutes walking from Jemaa el Fnaa main square and from souks. It has 3 very nice double, triple or quadruple suites, each nicely and sober decorated, each with its own private bathroom and massage area. The terrace and patio are the right places for breakfast or just relax. ... more   less 
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